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Netflix Releases Henry Sugar and Three More as an Anthology

Following its win for Best Live-Action Short Film at the 96th Academy Awards, Netflix will be releasing Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Three More on March 15. The anthology includes the original short and three additional Roald Dahl stories.

With a runtime of 39 minutes, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar was originally released in select theaters on September 20, 2023, and then launched on Netflix on September 27. The streaming service then released the other shorts: The Swan on September 28, The Rat Catcher on September 29, and Poison on September 30.

Netflix Releases Henry Sugar and Three More as an Anthology

While you can watch all four shorts now on Netflix, the anthology will gather them in one collection. “It was a special pleasure to (extremely faithfully) adapt four of Roald Dahl’s marvelous short stories,” said Anderson.

“I am delighted to present them now as an anthology — also featuring an original song by Jarvis Cocker: ‘Roald Dahl’s Rules For Being a Fiction Writer.”

The Ratcatcher. (L to R) Richard Ayoade as Editor/Reporter and Rupert Friend as Claud in The Ratcatcher. Cr. Netflix ©2023

About his first Oscar, Anderson commented: “If I could have been there, I (along with Steven Rales) would have said ‘Thank you’ to the family of Roald Dahl; the team at Netflix; our cast and crew; and also: if I had not met Owen Wilson in a corridor at the University of Texas between classes when I was 18 years old, I would certainly not be receiving this award tonight.”

The filmmaker continued: “Unfortunately, Steven and I are in Germany and we start shooting our new movie early tomorrow morning, so I did not actually receive the award or get a chance to say any of that.”

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Benedict Cumberbatch as Henry Sugar in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Cr. Netflix ©2023

Netflix‘s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a beloved Roald Dahl short story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes and then sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.

Henry Sugar‘s cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Richard Ayoade. The cast of The Swan includes Rupert Friend, Ralph Fiennes, and Asa Jennings.

Sir Ben Kinglsey as Croupier

Richard Ayoade, Ralph Fiennes, and Rupert Friend star in The Ratcatcher, and Dev Patel, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, and Sir Ben Kingsley star in Poison.

Wes Anderson is the writer and director, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson produce, and Octavia Peissel, John Peet, and Alice Dawson are the co-producers.